The Importance of Heart Health

We all know the importance of heart health but this timely reminder from Lloyds Pharmacy has once again put heart health into the spotlight.

Lloydspharmacy launches heart health calculator


Compared to our European neighbours, Britain is “persistently and significantly” lagging behind in the battle to combat heart disease, a recent report[1] has found.

With heart disease being the single biggest killer in the UK,[2] calculating our risks of getting heart disease and learning how we can combat the disease is more important than ever.

That’s why Lloydspharmacy has developed a heart health calculator, as part of its heart health campaign, which shows your potential risk of developing cardiovascular disease (CVD) over the next 10 years, and offers advice on steps to reduce it.

The heart health calculator is simple, easy-to-use, free and will give you a clear indication of how healthy your heart is. It only takes a couple of minutes to complete and will instantly give you a Cardio Vascular Disease risk score, as well as offer simple lifestyle tips on how to have a healthy heart:

The calculator coincides with the pharmacy chain launching a free heart health assessment service in stores, which offers customers a free blood pressure check and lifestyle advice on how to maintain a healthy heart, such as doing moderate exercise and cutting down on alcohol.

Did you know?

  • Heart disease accounts for three times as many deaths as breast cancer among women in the UK[3]
  • 38% of people admit to never checking their blood pressure and 59% never check their cholesterol levels[4]
  • Just one in ten people (10%) in Britain[5] most fear developing heart disease over other health conditions despite it being the UK.


So if you’d like some accurate results contact me for a heart screen and have a blood pressure check,  your arterial and central pressure taken and lifestyle advice on how to maintain a healthy heart.


More info on how to avoid a secondary heart attack….



[1] The Lancet, UK health performance: findings of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010, March 2013



[4] Nationwide study of nearly 2000 adults carried out by Lloydspharmacy in Feb 2013

[5] As above

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